Tokenism. Oh, how we loathe thee. The ladies discuss the media’s love/hate relationship with singling out individuals based on race, interests, body types, etc. Let’s all get offended!

You Might Be A Token If…

  • Every time your friends say something about race, they tiptoe around it and look at you, like “are you offended?”
  • People start using smaller words with you or define larger words for you in conversation when they normally don’t do it for non-ethnic individuals
  • They’re playing nothing but Maroon 5 and you walk in and all of a sudden they want to play Jay-Z
  • You walk into a bar with non-black friends and you spot another black person and give them the mandatory ‘nod.’

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